Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

I am sort of cheating this week.  I have been knitting in every spare moment, and not reading much.  The body of Gabe’s sweater will be finished tonight, and I will probably be listening to Willa Cather’s Song of the Lark on this nifty little gadget that I got for my birthday.  I live in the dark ages to some extent because we’ve never bought anything that begins with an “i” and don’t even carry cell phones except on trips.  I recently went shopping for a new CD player and realized based on what I saw that it is time to move forward a bit.  I really wanted a way to listen to audiobooks while knitting, and I also wanted an easy way to play them for my children (I plug it into a little speaker.)  I love this tiny little talking thing!  It bookmarks the place where I leave off, and it doesn’t have any unnecessary bells and whistles (well, it may, but I am blissfully unaware of them.)  My only regret is that I don’t care for the narrator’s voice on this particular Willa Cather novel.  Cather is easily my favorite author and I realized as the story began that I have created a voice for her in my mind that just doesn’t match up with the voice on the audiobook.  I won’t listen to any more of her books, but will stick to reading them myself.

Below is a linky list if you’d like to link up and join the Yarn Along.  Don’t forget to link back to this post so that others can join us.  The Yarn Along is about sharing with each other!
(**And those of you posting crochet projects, don’t forget to add the word “crochet” next to your name to make yourself easier for other crocheters to find! )
(1) Make sure the link you submit is to the URL of your blog post or your specific Flickr photo and not your main blog URL or Flickr Photostream. Please be sure and link to your current Yarn Along post, and not a Yarn Along post from a previous week.
(2) Include a link back to this post in your blog post or on your flickr photo page so that others who may want to join the Yarn Along can find us!
(3) If you have any trouble linking up, just email me and I will help you!
You can also join the Flickr Yarn Along group to share your knitting and reading photos anytime!



  1. I just finished reading The Song of the Lark (so I used your blogs search to see if you have read it too since you seem to have read so many novels that I have enjoyed as well) and wow- I just fell in love with it! I hope the audio version didn’t completely ruin it for you. A friend recommended the book to me and this is the first book of hers I’ve read. Now I’m beginning a journey of reading the rest of her work because I am just awed by her writing!

  2. Oh what fun. I am a beginning knitter and love seeing what others are creating. The sweater you are knitting is lovely. Here is the link to my Yarn Along http://720squarefeet.blogspot.com/2012/01/yarn-along.html

  3. Thanks for hosting this once again. I just love reading your blog and finding out what other people are knitting.

  4. oh shoot, I missed the linky. I am loving this yarn along. I’ll be back next week (and in between).

  5. Wow, I don’t even know what that gadget is. Right here in the dark ages with you. BUt I was gifed an iPod once upon a time…which I use almost entirely for audiobooks while knitting and washing dishes. Ha! Your sweater looks great. Knit on.

  6. Oh, I know exactly what you mean about audiobooks – when the voice of the narrator doesn’t match up with the voice I had in my head for the author or the characters, it can be so distracting.

    Have you ever listened to any of the Yarn Harlot’s books about knitting on audio? One of the things I love about them is that she narrates them herself and her voice sounds exactly, to me at any rate, like what I imagined it would from reading her blog and her books 🙂

  7. What a great way to share knitting and crochet projects, I’m in! I’m new to your blog, Ginny, but have been enjoying it immensely since I discovered it around Christmas. Thanks for these little peaks into your everyday.

  8. It’s been a few weeks, but I’m glad to be back at the weekly Yarn Along! Happy New Year! Here’s to a new year of yarn and books!

  9. I love the colors you are using for the stripes in that sweater! It looks like it would be fun to knit.

  10. I am very technologically disadvantaged and my “poor” single child is discovering technology now. He wonders if me and his dad have video-games on our mobile phones…..

  11. Better late than never! I posted three barely-started knitting projects and two Newbery winners this week.

    I love the colors you’ve chosen for your son’s sweater and it appears to be suitably stripey (I seem to recall that being one of his requirements from an earlier blog post!). Enjoy your audiobook device — I love listening to audiobooks on my iPod.

  12. Love the colors! I’ve been really itching to try out that yarn, and how it looks in this photo has made up my mind to order some for a sweater 🙂 I’m sure Gabe will love it.

  13. Ahhh yes I was very excited that I could dust off my old ipod and load audiobooks onto it. May problem is I keep forgetting to charge it lol.

  14. I love those colors! I really need to download some books to my iPod. I usually listen to my knitting podcasts on my iPod so my husband and children don’t roll their eyes at me – they think knitting podcasts may be a bit much, lol.

  15. I am SO sorry for I appear to have linked twice. I won’t make that mistake again 😉

  16. I am overjoyed to have found your blog and to be able to link in with your yarn-along! Happy, creative, peaceful New Year to you!

  17. The texture and colors of that sweater are lovely and inspiring! I’m sorry I did the link incorrectly, as I didn’t realize until now how to put in the link to my blogs yarn along entry. I’ll get it right next week! Thanks for doing the Yarn Along, it’s really fun to visit others through you. I love reading your blog.

  18. I’ve never had an i anything either but I adore my cell. It never leaves my side.

  19. I just realized that I hit submit with my website only saying http://twyste.com instead of the full link to the yarn along post. I don’t see a way to fix that now… arghhh. Sorry. Here’s the link to the yarn along post: http://twyste.com/2012/01/04/yarn-along-update-ravelry-red-rocks/

  20. I love the colours for the sweater! Have fun with your new gadget. Although apprehensive at first, we grown to love our ipods. They have become so handy and useful tools in our family are a plus.

    Here is my contribution to Yarn Along:


  21. What a great line up again today 😉

  22. I love the colors you’re using 🙂 and I love audiobooks!
    … I wish my mom would knit a sweater for me… oh well, maybe I’ll just have to knit one myself 🙂

  23. I want to curl up in your yarn!

  24. The sweater is lovely. I’ve knitted for years, and have recently (about a month ago) learned to crochet and so my free creative time has been spent perfecting my crochet skills. I’m having a lot of fun.

    I’m currently finishing a chunky hat and slipper set that I’ve made for my four-year old nephew.

  25. Yay for audiobooks! They are the best for knitting, but the narrator can really make or break it. Hope you find some better ones.

  26. Beautifully colored stripes on the sweater!

  27. Gabe’s sweater is looking awesome!

  28. I love the colors you picked, so pretty 🙂

  29. I have the same problem with movies. Now it’s even worse because some of the books I haven’t read are a movie and so I always have to avoid the commercials and promotions.

  30. Ugh, the voice thing is such a disappointment. That’s why I always borrow from the library!

  31. i love the colors in that sweater! i wish i had the patience to knit sweaters bigger than toddler-size

  32. Congrats on the I-shuffle!! And don’t feel too bad. My director recently went into a store and asked for a cassette player. She’s behind.

  33. Oh yes! The colors, the stripes… how perfect!

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